Third Circuit Rules Against Pseudonymity in Lawsuit Over Health System’s “Tracking Pixel” System

The plaintiff argued that in the appeal, it is appropriate to use a pseudonym due to sensitive health information related to the case, involving Capital Health installing a tracking pixel on its website that transmits patients’ confidential information without consent. The plaintiff strongly advocates for privacy and the protection of personal information. The Third Circuit Judge ruled that the appeal should not proceed under a pseudonym, emphasizing the presumption of open judicial proceedings and the lack of severe harm to the plaintiff.